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Record 20393

Reading Experience:

'The reading of the "White Bird", apart from the sheer pleasure your work always gives, had a special interest for me as demonstrating once more your wonderful power to deal with fanciful and delicate conceptions; something much too perfect to be called skill.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 23 Nov 1903 and 31 Dec 1903
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Stanford near Hythe
county: Kent
specific address: Pent Farm
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Joseph Conrad
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Dec 1857
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Master mariner and author
Religion: originally Polish Catholic, by now agnostic/atheist
Country of origin: Poland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: J.[James] M.[Matthew] Barrie
Title: The Little White Bird
Genre: Fiction, History, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1902
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20393  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Conrad
  Editor: Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies)
  Title: The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 104
  Additional comments: Letter from Joseph Conrad to J.M.Barrie dated 31st December, 1903, Pent Farm.

Citation: Joseph Conrad, Frederick R. Karl (and Laurence Davies) (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 3, 1903-1907 (Cambridge, 1988), p. 104,, accessed: 13 June 2024

Additional comments:

This novel includes an early version of what was to become 'Peter Pan' A footnote in the source text (fn.1, p.104 ) considers the genre to be fiction about children, not children's fiction.



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